words by tom johnson
Taken from new LP ‘Inertia’, the second full-length effort from Novelty Daughter, which is released next month, ‘Kindness, Calmness’ is a song that resonates not only in message but also as an exquisite departure from the rush of the day, a gorgeous four-and-a-half minutes of pop music that sits like a filter upon the surrounding real world.
Billed as an “exploration of heartbreak through an observant, compassionate, and sometimes cosmic lens”, Novelty Daughter’s new record is set for release on November 3rd, and ‘Kindness, Calmness’ follows on from ‘U Want What I Want‘ as an equally subdued-but-captivating pop song, the latter of which was released via NPR last month.
Centred around a brilliantly playful and inventive instrumental, the skittering beats that underpin the new are adorned by Novelty Daughter’s almost weightless vocal, a striking lead voice that is delivered with a fascinating enunciation, like every word has to be delivered with a signature sense of delicacy and style, with the utmost care and attention as the track floats along, never shifting from the fascinating pace with which it first set out.
An exquisitely compelling peak inside the new record, you can stream ‘Kindness, Calmness’ below right now.